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Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in Brazil’s squad versus Argentina and Australia June 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad for the friendlies against Argentina on June 9th and Australia four days later (both in Melbourne). Bayern's Rafinha and Monaco's Jemerson get their first call-ups. Brazil have already qualified for Russia next year so Neymar, Daniel Alves, Marcelo and Casemiro have all been rested.

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea players in Brazil squad versus Uruguay and Paraguay March 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad to face Uruguay in Montevideo on 23 March and Paraguay five days later in São Paulo in the Corinthians Arena.
Manchester City's Fernandinho, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea's Willian are all included.
Coach Tite has won eight games out of eight since he took charge and Brazil top the South America qualifying group.

Fernandinho and Philippe Coutinho in Brazil line-up x Argentina 10 November 2016

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Neymar and Messi go head to head

Over 60,000 are expected in the estádio Mineirão for Brazil's clash with Argentina on Thursday.
Four straight wins have lifted Brazil to top slot in the South America qualifiers but this will be Tite's first real test as coach.
Manchester City-bound Gabriel Jesus will line up alongside Neymar.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil squad vs Argentina and Peru November 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Argentina in Belo Horizonte 10th November and Peru in Lima six days later.
Marcelo, Casemiro and Douglas Costa are back from injury. São Paulo's Rodrigo Caio is amongst the centre-backs. Manchester City's Fernandinho, Chelsea's Willian and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are all in.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City players in Brazil squad for Bolivia and Venezuela matches October 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia (6th October in Natal) and Venezuela (10th October in Mérida).
Flamengo keeper Alex Muralha gets his first call up. Thiago Silva is back alongside Douglas Costa. Chelsea's Willian and Oscar, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, and Manchester City's Fernandinho are also in the squad.

Manchester City bound Gabriel Jesus to start with Neymar: Brazil x Ecuador 1st September 2016

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Tite leads his troops

Tite takes charge of his first game for Brazil as his side travel to face Ecuador in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.
Manchester City bound Gabriel Jesus should start alongside Neymar up front. Former Tottenham, midfielder Paulinho gets a recall.
Brazil are currently sixth in the table on nine points – four fewer than Ecuador.

Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil squad for Ecuador and Colombia matches September 2016

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Tite has announced his first squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador on 1st September and Colombia six days later.
Seven of the squad that won the Olympic gold at the weekend have been called up (Neymar, Renato Augusto, Weverton, Rodrigo Caio, Marquinhos, Gabigol Barbosa and Gabriel Jesus).

Can Gabriel Jesus and Neymar lead Brazil to gold vs Germany? Olympic final 20 August 2016

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Brazil will battle Germany for the Olympic gold on Saturday in the Maracanã. After a slow start, the South Americans have strung together convincing wins over Denmark, Colombia and Honduras to reach the final. Rogério Micale has yet to reveal his eleven starters. Germany are the competition's top scorers with 21 goals.

Brazil’s Olympic side facing exit vs Denmark 10 August 2016

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The horror

Brazil's Olympic side take on Denmark in a crunch match in Salvador. The Brazilians were woeful in the scoreless draws with South Africa and Iraq but a win against Denmark will see them through. If Brazil draw, they'll need Iraq and South Africa to draw their game and then hope to qualify on number of goals scored.

Brazil probable starting line-up x Iraq 7 August 2016

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Brazil take on Iraq on Sunday evening hoping to improve on their lacklustre performance in the 0-0 draw with South Africa. Despite the disappointment, Rogério Micale is expected to field the same starting line-up.
Brazil need a convincing win or they'll be in for more boos in the Mané Garrincha.

Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Barbosa lead attack for Brazil against South Africa 4 August 2016

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Neymar

Brazil open their Olympic campaign against South Africa on Thursday. Weverton has been called in to replace injured keeper Fernando Prass. Overage player Renato Augusto is in midfield. Neymar, Gabriel Barbosa, and Gabriel Jesus will form a three-pronged attack.
Brazil's other Group A fixtures see them face Iraq on Sunday, then Denmark next Wednesday.

Man City and Man Utd targets Gabriel Jesus and Fabinho to start for Brazil x Japan 30 July 2016

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Brazil's Olympic squad take on Japan in a friendly in the estádio Serra Dourada on Saturday.
Neymar is expected to captain the side that includes Palmeiras teenager Gabriel Jesus who looks set for a switch to Manchester City, and Monaco's Fabinho who could be on his way to Manchester United.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City targets in Brazil Olympic squad 2016

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Gabriel Jesus

Brazil coach Rogério Micale has revealed his provisional list of 18 players for Rio's Olympic games. The squad includes three overage players: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) and 37-year-old keeper Fernando Prass (Palmeiras). Brazil have until 14th July to confirm their squad.

Brazil x Peru starting line-ups Copa America 12 June 2016

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Brazil go into their final Group match knowing that a draw against Peru will be enough to see them through to the next phase.
Dunga's men will be without Casemiro. Walace or Lucas Lima should come in.
See the Brazil squad here
Brazil (probable):Alisson; Daniel Alves, Miranda, Gil, Filipe Luís, Walace (Lucas Lima), Elias, Renato Augusto, Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Jonas
Coach:Dunga
Peru (possible):Gallese, Revoredo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodríguez, Trauco, Vílchez, Tapia, Hohberg, Flores, Cueva, Paolo Guerrero
Coach:Ricardo Gareca
Venue:Gillette Stadium, Boston
Date:12 June 2016
kick-off:21:30 (Brasília) 00:30 (London)
Officials:Andres Cunha, Nicolas Taran, Richard Trinidad (All Uruguay)


Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil line-up x Haiti Copa America 8 June 2016

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Coutinho

Brazil go into their second Copa America match tonight needing a convincing win against Haiti. Dunga's men were lucky to escape with a scoreless draw against Ecuador in their opener on Saturday. However, the coach is not expected to make radical changes for the Haiti match. Philippe Coutinho and Willian should start.